A Dream About Lightning Bugs

A Life of Music and Cheap Lessons

Read by Ben Folds
LIST PRICE £14.40

About The Book

Ben Folds is an internationally celebrated musician, singer-songwriter and former front man of the alternative rock band, Ben Folds Five, beloved for songs such as ‘Brick’, ‘You Don’t Know Me’, ‘Rockin’ the Suburbs’ and ‘The Luckiest’.
     In A Dream About Lightning Bugs Folds looks back at his life so far in a charming, funny and wise chronicle of his artistic coming of age, infused with the wry observations of a natural storyteller. He opens up about finding his voice as a musician, becoming a rock anti-hero, and hauling a baby grand piano on and off stage for every performance.
     From growing up in working class North Carolina childhood amid the race and class tensions that shaped his early songwriting to painful life lessons he learned the hard way, he also ruminates on music in the digital age, the absurdity of life on the road, and the challenges of sustaining a multi-decade, multi-faceted career in the music business.  
 A Dream About Lightning Bugs embodies what Folds has been singing about for years: Smile like you’ve got nothing to prove, because it hurts to grow up, and life flies by in seconds

About The Author

Ben Folds is a celebrated musician who has created a unique body of genre-bending music that includes pop albums with Ben Folds Five, multiple solo albums, and collaborations with artists ranging from Sara Bareilles to Regina Spektor to William Shatner. One of his recent albums, ‘So There’, a blend of pop songs and his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, soared to #1 on both the Billboard classical and classical crossover charts. In 2017 he was named the first ever artistic advisor to the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center. An avid photographer, Folds is a member of the prestigious Sony Artisans of Imagery. Folds is also an outspoken champion for arts education and music therapy. A Dream About Lightning Bugs is his first book.

https://www.benfolds.com/book

About The Reader

Ben Folds is a celebrated musician who has created a unique body of genre-bending music that includes pop albums with Ben Folds Five, multiple solo albums, and collaborations with artists ranging from Sara Bareilles to Regina Spektor to William Shatner. One of his recent albums, ‘So There’, a blend of pop songs and his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, soared to #1 on both the Billboard classical and classical crossover charts. In 2017 he was named the first ever artistic advisor to the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center. An avid photographer, Folds is a member of the prestigious Sony Artisans of Imagery. Folds is also an outspoken champion for arts education and music therapy. A Dream About Lightning Bugs is his first book.

https://www.benfolds.com/book

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio UK (August 1, 2019)
  • Runtime: 8 hours and 34 minutes
  • ISBN13: 9781471188305

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